Michael Scelfo

BIO Chef Michael Scelfo has been drawn to the kitchen for as long as he can remember. With a storied lineage of cooks who came before him, namely his mom who cooked professionally for years, the bug bit him hard at a young age. As a child, when he preferred being in the kitchen with his grandmothers […]

Robert Egger

BIO Robert Egger is the Founder and President of the DC Central Kitchen, the country’s first “community kitchen”, where food donated by hospitality businesses and farms is used to fuel a nationally recognized culinary arts job-training program. Since opening in 1989, the Kitchen has produced over 23 million meals and helped 800 men and women […]

Andrew Zimmern

BIO Andrew Zimmern is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the co-creator, host and consulting producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, he travels the world, […]

Jonathan Bloom

BIO Jonathan Bloom is a journalist and blogger who created WastedFood.com. His book on food waste, American Wasteland, will be published in October by Da Capo Press. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife, son, dog, composting worms and many, many containers for leftovers. Jonathan and Ashley both grew up in Wellesley, but […]

Joanne Chang

BIO An honors graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics, Joanne left a career as a management consultant to enter the world of professional cooking. She started as garde-manger cook at Boston’s renowned Biba restaurant, worked for a year assisting the owner/head-baker of Bentonwood Bakery in Newton, and in 1995 […]

Ellen Parker

BIO As executive director of Project Bread, Ellen Parker has raised more than 100 million dollars to feed hungry children and families in Massachusetts. At the same time, she has transformed Project Bread from a narrowly focused anti-hunger organization to a national model that presents a broad and comprehensive set of solutions for hunger relief […]

Christopher Myers

BIO A life that has included stints as an actor, a Harvard doctoral student, a house painter (Ava Gardner’s bedroom being the crowning achievement of that era), NYC cabbie, and a crisis counselor, coalesced nicely into a job in restaurant management and development in 1987.  Working on a dissertation, apparently retired from restaurant life, Myers […]

Jamie Bissonnette

Q&A Q: What made you interested in Lovin’ Spoonfuls? A: Initially I was introduced to Lovin’ Spoonfuls through Patrick Macguire, of www.servernotservant.com.  After taking with Ashley I was hooked.  Her passion is motivating. Q: What was your reaction to the amount of food wasted each year, food that could feed millions of hungry people? How […]

Jack Nolan

Q&A Q: How long have you been with Pine Street Inn? A: I have been working at Pine Street for a total of 8 years:  5 years as the Clothing Coordinator in our Clothing Department, and 3 years as the Acquisition & Distribution Manager in the Food Service Department. Q: What’s your biggest obstacle with […]

Odessa Deffenbaugh

BIO Odessa Deffenbaugh is the Director for Shelter, Support and Prevention services at CASPAR Inc. She is long time public health advocate, writer and mom. Q&A Q: How/why did you become involved with Lovin’ Spoonfuls? I was contacted by a Lovin’ Spoofuls staff person and we set up a meeting! Q: Why does Boston need […]

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